How to Make Your Next Beauty Consultant Hire

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Last updated at 09-18-2020 20:27:39



More than 481 companies advertise 30,741 Beauty Consultant jobs on SimplyHired and its partner sites each year. After analyzing job postings and salary information from these companies, as well as direct job seeker feedback, we’ve compiled a list of insights to show you how to attract and hire your next Beauty Consultant most efficiently.

Hiring Process

In the past quarter, we’ve seen 9,083 job posts from 155 employers in the United States. This is a increase of 2.5% compared to the previous quarter. On average, there are 59 Beauty Consultant job seekers for every active Beauty Consultant job, which shows that it is a job seeker's market.

Writing a Job Description

In the past quarter, Customer Service Representative, Receptionist, Retail Sales Associate, Sales Associate, Front Desk Agent, Beauty Consultant, Administrative Assistant, Call Center Representative, Sales Representative, and Warehouse Worker seem to be the most sought after jobs amongst the Beauty Consultant candidates in the United States. This differs from the last six quarters, where the most popular titles were: Customer Service Representative, Receptionist, Retail Sales Associate, Sales Associate, Front Desk Agent, Beauty Consultant, Administrative Assistant, Call Center Representative, Cashier, and Sales Representative. If you use one of these currently popular titles in the job description, you'll likely be able to attract a lot more candidates to apply.

For the Beauty Consultant candidates who are actively applying to jobs in this same period, we see that 17.6% of the active Beauty Consultant candidates have less than 3 years of experience, 29.3% have between 3-5 years of experience, 28.6% have 6-10 years of experience, and 24.6% have over 10 years of experience. The average years of experience has shifted from an estimated 6.0 years to 5.9 years. If you're posting a job in today's market, expect candidates with about the same experience level to apply to your job compared to the last 2 quarters.

In the previous quarter, the most popular skills that employers are looking for include communication skills, product demos, upselling, English, sales, customer service, bilingualism, Spanish, multilingualism, and military. Demand for military, customer service, English, hair styling, upselling, sales, Spanish, communication skills, bilingualism, and multilingual has significantly increased. If you are looking for a Beauty Consultant with a similar skill set, be sure to follow industry best practices in skill requirements.

Job posts with salary information received about 1.7 as many applies as those without it. In the past quarter, less than 7.1% of the job posts displayed salary information. By adding salary information to your job posting, you could potentially increase the number of applicants by approximately 70.0%.

Example Beauty Consultant responsibilities

  • Interviewing customers, taking notes, and performing skin evaluations
  • Applying makeup, providing facials, and waxing the eyebrows
  • Recommending products such as cleansers, moisturizers, fragrances, and more
  • Giving hair styling instructions and selling product and hair tools, such as flat irons or curlers
  • Distributing product samples


Active Recruiting

When reaching out to candidates, it’s best to understand where to look. We’ve identified hiring trends in states as well as companies regularly hiring for Beauty Consultant positions. This should provide a good place to start looking for qualified candidates. According to our data in the last quarter: California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Arizona are the states that have the highest demand for Beauty Consultants. California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Arizona are where most job seekers are searching for Beauty Consultant jobs. If we look at the Beauty Consultant to job ratio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts have the lowest number of Beauty Consultant applicants per job. Utah, South Carolina, Oregon, North Carolina, and Nevada have the most active Beauty Consultant job seekers per job.

Passive Recruiting

While actively recruiting candidates for your role, you should also post your job to SimplyHired. By posting for free and paying only for the qualified applicants you want, your post will automatically go to a network of job boards to reach millions of qualified candidates. With SimplyHired, it doesn’t end with the post. You can track your applicants throughout the hiring process with our simple and easy to use Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Review Candidates

In the last quarter, we estimate there are 533,647 job seekers interested in Beauty Consultant opportunities in the United States. That’s a 63.5% increase compared to the previous quarter with 326,371 active job seekers. Around 17.6% of the active Beauty Consultant candidates have less than 3 years of experience, over 29.3% have between 3-5 years of experience, 28.6% have 6-10 years of experience, and 24.6% have over 10 years of experience. The average experience level of the available Beauty Consultant candidates is 5.9 years. Active candidates in the Beauty Consultant profession most commonly have high school diplomas, followed by associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. When setting education requirements for your position, aligning with the industry standard makes it easier to find potential candidates. Application rates indicate that Beauty Consultant candidates are likely experiencing a market in which applicants have less negotiating power. From an employer perspective, you'll have a greater selection of candidates to choose from and may want to invest in automated screening tools.

Interviewing Candidates

Interview Process

*Self-reported data collected from 7,111 Beauty Consultants from 1/1/2020 to 6/30/2020, via online employer reviews for companies including Ulta, Sally Beauty, Target, Sephora, Walgreens, Macy's, Mary Kay Inc, Dillard's, Inc., Sally's Beauty Suppy, and The Estée Lauder Companies.

After analyzing post-interview data from Beauty Consultant candidates in the last 6 months, we see more than 42.1% of the candidates self-reported being hired within 1 to 2 days. Around 89.6% of the candidates for this job reported being hired within 2 weeks. If your process takes longer than 2 weeks in the recent market, you'll likely lose these candidates to other employers. Most of the Beauty Consultant candidates are expecting a on-site interview, phone call/screening, group interview, and background check. Most employers do not require a presentation or written test. If you are trying to hire your next Beauty Consultant quickly, consider simplifying and streamlining the hiring process. As for the interview experience, more than 70.5% of the candidates had a good or great interview experience, and more than 48% of the candidates thought that the interview leaned more towards easy.

Example Interview Questions

  • What can you do for us that another candidate can’t?
  • Why do you want to be a beauty consultant?
  • Have you ever had an angry customer? How did you resolve the situation?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What contribution have you made to your previous employer or business?

Final Review and Offer

Reference Check

Checking references is a quick and easy way to check for any red flags that didn’t arise to this point in the hiring process. Great insights can be provided by former colleagues and employers.

Crafting an Offer: Salary and Benefits

The average Beauty Consultant salary offered by employers increased for 3 out of 6 consecutive quarters in the United States. In the last quarter, we see a increase of 14% from $32,834.81 to $37,423.92 compared to the quarter before, which is on par with the past 6 quarters. For Beauty Consultant positions, the most common benefits job seekers reported being offered by employers include: discounts by 59.5%, healthcare insurance by 35.7%, dental insurance by 26.2%, paid time off by 26.2%, vision insurance by 26.2%, a 401k plan by 23.8%, and stock options/grants by 11.9%. While still relatively rare, more and more employers now offer flexibility benefits, including fully remote, location variety, paternity leave, mostly remote, flexible working hours, maternity leave, somewhat remote, and sabbaticals, to attract and retain Beauty Consultant candidates to their organization.

Background Check and Drug Test

According to self-reported job seeker feedback, 21.3% of the employers conducted a background check, and 4.5% of the employers conducted a drug test prior to the hiring of their Beauty Consultant candidates.


When you’re ready to hire a Beauty Consultant, SimplyHired is here to help with your next steps. Our Human Resources Information System (HRIS) provides onboarding tools and other essential HR tools. From document signing to time off tracking, our HRIS will help you seamlessly move a Beauty Consultant candidate through the hiring and onboarding process.

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